The Hindu Vocabulary 18 January 2022

2022-01-18

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 18 January 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Unconquered: On India’s Test series loss to South Africa.’

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Unconquered

Adjective

Not overcome or not defeated.

(अपराजित)

Successful, Victorious, Triumphant, Reigning

Beaten, Defeated, Losing, Winless

Britain captured many unconquered territories.

Elusive

Adjective

Difficult to find.

Hard to define.

(मायावी)

Ambiguous, Fleeting, Illusory

Definite, Honest, Intelligible, Stable

The fishes in the ocean are too elusive to catch.

Transition

Noun

A passage from one state to another

(परिवर्तनकाल)

Evolution, Conversion, Growth, Development

Decline, Idleness, Beginning, Conclusion

The transition of petrol and diesel cars to electric vehicles will take some time.

Immune

Adjective

Not safe or steady.

Dependent on chance.

(प्रतिरक्षा)

Dangerous, Hazardous, Dicey, Insecure

Certain, Definite, Guarded, Happy

Many people feel that they are immune to the Coronavirus.

Transpire

Verb

To occur.

To emit.

(मालूम हो जाना)

Arise, Befall, Ensue, Betide

Cause, Stop

I will not forget the events that transpired on that day.

Alter

Verb

To change something,

(फेरबदल)

Recast, Modify, Refashion, Revise

Fix, Set, Freeze, Stabilise

I went to the tailor to get my Jeans altered.

Swagger

Verb

To conduct oneself with over self-confidence.

(अकड़)

Bluster, Gloat, Prance, Sashay, Gasconade, Vaunt

Modest, Deprecate, Gentle

He swaggered off to prison because of his wrongdoings.

Blighty

Adjective

An informal word for Britain.

A wound suffered by a soldier in the First World War.

(नुक़सान से)

Albion, Britannia

-

The soldiers are sailing for old blighty tomorrow.

Fearsome

Adjective

Causing fear.

(डरावना)

Awesome, Formidable, Frightening, Powerful

Calming, Nice, Ordinary, Soothing

The child was stopped from going downstairs by horrifying him of a fearsome monster.

Guile

Noun

Insidious cunning in attaining a goal.

(छल)

Trickery, Artfulness, Artifice, Jive

Forthrightness, Frankness, Honesty, Trustworthiness

Sometimes in a state of war, you require guile rather than weapons.

Accomplishment

Noun

Something done admirably.

(उपलब्धि)

Ability, Achievement, Capability, Effort, Feat, Triumph, Performance, Skill

Failure, Forfeit, Idleness, Ignorance

This is my life’s biggest accomplishment.

Prematurely

Adjective

Happening before the intended time. (समय से पहले ही)

Early, Inopportune, Precocious, Rash

Late

My sister-in-law was prematurely born.

Negate

Verb

To cause to not be effective.

To deny.

(इनकार करना)

Null, Avoided, Bad, Dead, Contradict, Deny, Gainsay, Refute

Worthy, Full, Meaningful, Filled, Admit, Allow, Avow, Concede

He negated all my points in the meeting.

Splendid

Adjective

Gorgeous or Magnificent.

(उत्कृष्ट)

Baroque, Beautiful, Bright, Noble

Humble, Unheroic, Unimposing, Unimpressive, Dark, Poor, Homely, Inferior

India has a splendid opportunity to supply vaccines to other countries.

Obnoxious

Adjective

Highly objectionable or annoying.

(अप्रिय)

Abhorrent, Disgusting, Evil, Foul

Innocuous, Inoffensive

The title of your upcoming novel is obnoxious.

Antics

Noun

Foolish behavior.

(हरकतों)

Hijinks, Misbehaviour, Rowdiness, Absurdity, Capers, Friskiness, Bunk, Clowning

Sense, Seriousness

The antics of political parties are surprising.

Bolster

Verb

To support or give a boost to.

(समर्थन या मजबूत करना)

Bear, Brace, Support, Strengthen

Block, Decrease, Discourage, Hinder

My father always bolstered me to run my own business.

Noun

Anything used as a support.

(गोल तकिया)

Support

Oppose

My bolster in every aspect of life is my wife and mother.

Emulate

Verb

To equal or excel.

To rival with some degree of success.

To try to be like.

(अनुसरण करना)

Imitate, Mimic, Equal, Amount

-

Arun was trying to emulate his football idol.

Fragile

Adjective

Easily broken.

Capable of being damaged easily.

(नाजुक)

Delicate, Feeble, Frail, Fine

Infrangible, Strong, Tough, Unbreakable

The delivery cost of fragile items is high.

Flattered

Adjective

Made to feel pleased by something gratifying.

Praised in an insincere way.

(बढ़ाना चढ़ाना)

Complimented, Exalted, Lauded

-

I am beyond flattered by your praise of my recipie.

Deceive

Verb

To mislead by a false appearance.

(धोखा देना)

Betray, Cheat, Circumvent, Bilk

Aid, Assist, Help, Protect, Give

He was trying to deceive his boss.

Unenviable

Adjective

Not desirable or pleasant.

Not to be envied.

(अवांछनीय)

-

-

At that time, I was in an unenviable position.

Demeanour

Noun

The way a person behaves towards others.

(आचरण)

Attitude, Disposition, Mien, Air

-

He was banned from the restaurant due to his bad demeanour.

Flourished

Noun

A period of thriving.

(विकास)

Embellishment, Quirk, Ornamentation, Twist

-

She opened the door with a flourish.

Verb

To achieve success.

(महत्त्व दिखलाना)

Prosper, Thrive, Burgeon

-

The tree flourishing in our backyard is centuries old.

 

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